Their debut self-titled record, released June 2015, was recorded in a bedroom underneath an Athens antique furniture store called Vic's Vintage and mastered in the bedroom of local musician/producer Terence Chiyezhan. In Winter 2016, Owen Hunt took over bass duties. Dead Neighbors forego the noisy jangle of their last record for eight stripped down compositions on "Less", due March 3rd, 2018.
The trio was compelled to make their second full-length a departure from the aesthetic of their self-titled, shaving weight from the production and shifting the focus on to darker themes. Oscillating from driving catchy refrains to an eight-minute ambient track, "Less" is led throughout by Marquez's stripped down guitar and vocals, whittled from the noisy scuzziness of the debut. Introspective anxieties of youth come to the forefront of Marquez's lyrics, and the progression of tracks follows a shift in focus of his internal struggles from the question of purpose to reckoning with the death of a loved one. At some points, he grants, it's "accidentally emo”.